Sea Salt Spray vs. Texturizing Spray

Sea Salt Spray vs. Texturizing Spray

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With so many hair products on the market, it can be confusing to understand what makes products different. Two of these that can be confusing? Texturizing spray and sea salt spray. These two products can both do amazing things to give hair some life and texture, but there are some differences. So before you decide which one you need, read on!


Is Sea Salt Spray The Same As Texturizing Spray?

Sea salt spray and texturizing spray are not exactly the same, but they do share some similarities.


Sea salt spray is made up of salt and water (along with some other ingredients), and is used to create a tousled beachy texture in the hair. Salt makes hair gritty which gives it natural-looking wavy texture and makes it easier to style. It can also add some volume to flat hair and make hair look a bit thicker and more textured. 

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Texturizing sprays often use different ingredients to achieve a similar textured effect, but they are normally better for more polished hairstyles and for creating more hold in a hairstyle so it can last all day. Texturizing sprays typically use polymers and waxes which help to create definition in hair.


Disadvantages of Sea Salt Spray

While sea salt spray can be a great tool for creating beachy, textured hairstyles, it's not without its downsides. Here are a few potential drawbacks to using sea salt spray:

  • Drying effect: The salt in sea salt spray can be drying to the hair, which can lead to brittleness, breakage, and split ends. To minimize this effect, it's a good idea to use a conditioning treatment or oil on your hair before using sea salt spray.

  • Buildup: Sea salt spray can leave a residue on the hair over time, which can make it feel heavy and greasy. To avoid buildup, be sure to wash your hair thoroughly between uses.

  • Damage to color-treated hair: The salt in sea salt spray can strip color from hair, especially if it's already been chemically treated. If you have color-treated hair, it's best to use sea salt spray sparingly or opt for a color-safe version.

  • Not suitable for all hair types: While sea salt spray can add volume and texture to fine or limp hair, it may not work as well on thicker or coarser hair types. Additionally, those with curly hair may find that sea salt spray exacerbates frizz rather than creating defined waves or curls.

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Texture Spray vs. Hairspray

Texture sprays and hairsprays are similar in the they are both used to create longer-lasting hold in a hairstyle, but texture spray is primarily used to add texture and volume while hold is hairspray's main use. Texture sprays often give a much lighter hold than hairsprays, although some hairsprays can give a light or flexible hold. 


5 Best Sea Salt Sprays

Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray

This classic sea salt spray is beloved by many for its ability to create natural-looking waves and texture in all hair types. It contains a blend of sea salt, kelp extract, and other nourishing ingredients to help protect and strengthen hair.


Ouai Wave Spray

This lightweight, non-drying spray contains rice protein to add volume and texture to the hair without weighing it down. It also contains a unique Smart Technology Complex to smooth frizz and protect against humidity.


IGK Beach Club Texture Spray

This hybrid spray combines the benefits of a sea salt spray and a dry shampoo to create tousled, textured hair with added volume and hold. It contains kaolin clay and volcanic ash to absorb oil and impurities, and it's great for refreshing hair between washes.

Sachajuan Ocean Mist

This Sweden-based brand has a sea salt spray that really makes hair looks ocean-swept in the best way. It adds grip and texture and can be used on both wet and dry hair. 


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SunBum Texturizing Sea Spray

This spray uses Hawaiian sea salt and sea kelp to give hair a beachy vibe and matte finish that will make your hair looks like you live your life at the beach. It's pretty lightweight and blocks humidity that causes frizz too.  


Sea Salt Spray vs Texturizing Spray Conclusion

Salt sprays and texturizing sprays both have their uses so it’s great to have both on hand. Salt sprays are great for giving fine and medium-textured hair a beachy, tousled texture that mimics the look of your hair after a day at the beach, Texturizing sprays give hold, volume, and texture to hair. I love both and personally I have a place for both in my routine.

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